Across the past year, cold brew coffee has become the darling around cafés in town. Not just for coffee enthusiasts, but for anyone who enjoys a quality cuppa with a hefty dose of caffeine, and Instagram-worthy presentation.
Cold brew markets itself as smoother, sweeter, and less acidic, making it friendlier to drink, especially without added milk or sugar. It has acquired a sort of pedestal in the artisanal coffee market, and it’s doubtful that cold brew will give way to any new fad soon, because unlike most banal food trends here, it actually tastes good.
Cold brew coffee is basically made from coffee beans that have been brewed in cold water over a long period of time. The duration is anywhere between six hours to two days, and this affects intensity. The usual cuppa you order tends to be brewed with hot, boiling water. Some cafés choose to steep their beans in room temperature water instead, and this too can be considered cold brewing.
If you’re all aboard the cold brew bandwagon, or want to give this style of coffee a try, here are 5 of the best places in Singapore to get your fix.